A VILE woman left a baby severely brain damaged – then moaned about missing a hair appointment when she had to take her to hospital.
Shannon Soutter, 23, attacked the tiny girl over a two month period while she was babysitting at her house in Arbroath, Scotland.
Shannon Soutter, 23, attacked the tiny girl over a two month period[/caption]
A judge heard the child was rushed to hospital in late April 2018.
She was suffering from brain injuries as well as fractures to her skull, ribs and ankle.
The girl’s anxious dad went with his sick daughter in the ambulance while Soutter travelled by car to the hospital.
Prosecutor Ashley Edwards QC told the High Court in Glasgow: “She then discussed she had a hairdressing appointment on the Monday (two days later).
“She was annoyed that she might miss the appointment.”
But Soutter was later arrested by police over the injuries.
She now faces prison after she pleaded guilty to assaulting the girl to her severe injury, permanent impairment and to the danger of her life.
The child was as young as six months when the assaults began.
In March 2018, Soutter once claimed the baby “hates me” and weeks later told a friend the child was “doing her head in”.
On April 28 last year, Soutter phoned the girl’s dad asking him to call 999.
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She said the child was not breathing properly.
When the man arrived, he found his daughter was “silent, limp and lifeless”.
Miss Edwards: ”She was gasping for breath breathing around four times a minute.”
Soutter claimed she had gone for a bath after putting the child in her cot.
She then heard the baby “gasping” and went to find her “unresponsive”.
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